Duarte Nursery

Grapefruit

Grapefruit

Red Flame Grapefruit

Description: The evergreen Red Flame Grapefruit has an excellent sweet flavor. The best time to plant young red grapefruit trees is after all danger of frost has passed, but before hot weather begins.

  • Color of Skin: Pinker blush
  • Color of Flesh: Red
  • Shape of Fruit: Oblate spheroid shaped
  • Size and Shape of Plant: 16-20 foot, canopy shaped

USDA Hardiness Zone: 8-9

Harvest Date:  February to June

Pollination: Self-pollinating

 

Melogold Grapefruit

Description: The flavor is mild, sweet and reminiscent more of pummelo than of grapefruit, it is almost seedless and is extremely juicy. Melogold is early in its maturity and holds well on the tree.

  • Color of Skin: Yellow
  • Color of Flesh: Pale Yellow
  • Shape of Fruit: Round
  • Size and Shape of Plant: Small tree
  • Special Care/Tips: If you live in a colder climate, plant tree in a container and bring it indoors.

USDA Hardiness Zone: 9-10

Harvest Date: December to March

Pollination: Self-pollinating

 

Star Ruby Grapefruit

Description: This is the darkest of the pigmented grapefruit. Compared to other grapefruit varieties, Star Ruby is more difficult to grow well and this fruit is often smaller.

  • Color of Skin: Red blushed
  • Color of Flesh: Bright, rich ruby in color
  • Shape of Fruit: Round
  • Size and Shape of Plant: 15-20 foot, canopy shaped
  • Special Care/Tips: Require plenty of space due to large canopies

USDA Hardiness Zone: 9-10

Harvest Date: February to June

Pollination: Self-pollinating

 

Oro Blanco Grapefruit

Description: Oro Blanco trees grow to a large size. The flesh is very pale yellow and seedless. The flavor is mild and sweet. Oro Blanco is early in its maturity and holds very well on the tree.

  • Color of Skin: Greenish-yellow
  • Color of Flesh: White
  • Shape of Fruit: Round
  • Size and Shape of Tree: 7-10 feet spreading form

USDA Hardiness Zone:  Outdoor 9-11; Patio 4-11

Harvest Date: November to March

Pollination: Self-pollinating

 

Rio Red Grapefruit

Description: Rio Red is wonderful for juice or eating fresh. The rind frequently has a pink blush, especially where two fruits grow against each other. The flesh is juicy and well-pigmented.

  • Color of Skin: Blush Pink
  • Color of Flesh: Dark Pink Flesh
  • Shape of Fruit: Round
  • Size and Shape of Tree: 8-12 feet
  • Special Care/Tips: Performs best in warm climates

USDA Hardiness Zone:  Outdoors 9-10; Patio 4-10

Harvest Date: February to June

Pollination: Self-pollinating

 

Cocktail Hybrid

Description: Cocktail is actually a hybrid of Siamese Sweet pummelo and Frua mandarin. The fruit can vary from the size of an orange to the size of a grapefruit. The flavor is pleasantly sub-acid. Cocktail fruits hold well on the tree, puffing when they become very old, but not desiccating.

  • Color of Skin: Yellow
  • Color of Flesh: Yellow-Orange
  • Shape of Fruit: Round
  • Size and Shape of Tree: 5-8 feet tall

USDA Hardiness Zone: 8-11

Harvest Date: January to June

Pollination: Self-pollinating